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AvL Technologies appoints Jerry Ivester as CCO, Larry Watts as CSCO

AvL Technologies (AvL) has appointed Jerry Ivester as Chief  Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Ivester succeeds Tony Wilkey who is retiring from AvL  after 15 years with the company. 

Mr. Ivester brings to AvL 22+ years of military experience and 12 years of business development and  strategy experience in the satellite communications industry, most recently as the Director of  Government Business Development at Communication & Power Industries (CPI). Prior to CPI, Mr.  Ivester served as the Director of Sales and Business Development for General Dynamics Satcom  Technologies. His military experience includes serving as the Director of Communications Planning  and Senior Communications and Intelligence Analyst for US Special Operations Command, and as  an Officer for the US Army. Mr. Ivester holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business  Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

“AvL is grateful for Tony Wilkey’s 15 years of leadership; he will be missed by AvL team members and  customers alike,” said David Bowne, President and COO of AvL Technologies. “We’re excited for  Jerry Ivester to step into the CCO role and continue to grow the business. His military service and deep SATCOM and MILCOM industry experience uniquely positions him to lead AvL’s strategic sales  and business development.” 

Several other key leaders at AvL have moved into new roles. Larry Watts has moved into the newly  created role of Chief Supply Chain Officer and is streamlining and improving AvL’s vendor  relationships and supply chain. Zach Akridge is now Director of Operations, and Richard Rader is now Sales Accounts Director with responsibilities for eastern US and international sales.  

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